Posts tagged with: Lumia 610
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    Microsoft kick-starts the smack-talk machine, which blows up in its face just as Nokia sells its own headquarters. The Lumia 822 gives us an excuse to launch a brand-new review format, while a Nexus 4 trade lets us take a post-review look at Google's latest smartphone. The iPhone 5S breaks its cover -maybe- while the Nexus 10 gives everyone a reason to care about big Android tablets - again, maybe. Rumors of a new 1080p device from LG get the speculation bonfire going again, but a cool bucketful of Google Play-colored cold water got us back on track. And, of course, it wouldn't be a ...

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    With so much focus on Nokia's new Lumia models, it's easy to lose sight of the company's existing lineup, especially when that comes to the lower-end of its offerings, the Lumia 610. Sales of budget-priced smartphones are still a huge deal to the manufacturers making them available, which may explain why Nokia's so excited about the new software update it has ready to go for the 610, promising to deliver some system-wide improvements. No, we're not quite into Windows Phone 7.8 territory just yet, but Nokia's not about to sit back and wait for that to arrive to introduce its own ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we go through Amazon Wireless recent anti-iPhone strategy, by dropping the price of the Galaxy S III in half on iPhone launch day. We later talk about the Galaxy S III Android 4.1 Jelly Bean software upgrade details, which are set for next month. We then go through Google's anti-iPhone strategy by offering free public Wi-Fi through Boingo starting today and until the month ends, exclusively for Android customers. Then it's Nokia-Windows Phone time as we talk about Nokia's Windows Phone 7.8 upgrade plans for current Lumia customers. We end today's show by ...

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    Nokia's Lumia 820 and Lumia 920 are now official, giving Windows Phone users their first chance to check out some of the company's PureView imaging technology, but what if you're rocking one of Nokia's previous Windows Phone 7 Lumia models? The manufacturer wants you to know that it hasn't forgotten about you, posting a message to its blog today to explain some of the software updates on the way for owners of the Lumia 610, 710, 800, and 900. While it doesn't refer to it by name, Nokia alludes to the release of Windows Phone 7.8 by mention of a WP8-style start screen coming to all four ...

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    New Windows Phone hardware is about to arrive that will run Microsoft's latest Windows Phone 8 software, while we'll see the "lite" version, Windows Phone 7.8, come to some existing WP7 models. Simple, enough, right? Well, according to some insider sources, we could also be getting some brand-new hardware that arrives right out of the door running WP7.8 instead of WP8, and Nokia's supposedly working on just such a model, going by codename Glory. Glory would be a sequel of sorts to the lower-end Lumia 610, sporting the same 800MHz single-core processor and 256MB RAM. In fact, the only ...

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    We've talked about it briefly on our Pocketnow Weekly Podcast -- and we occasionally touch on it whenever Nokia's and Microsoft's share of the market comes in discussion -- but now it appears that the speculations can end. The Finnish company made its financial records for the second quarter of the year public, and with the numbers, we find out details about Lumia sales. It appears that Nokia sold four million Lumia devices in the second quarter -- compared with one million reported for the last quarter of 2011 and two million in the first quarter of this year -- managing to double its ...

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    Windows Phone build 8779 popped up on July 6 on NaviFirm without any specific details, as an update to grace some of the Nokia Windows Phones after the Tango refresh. Now the Finnish manufacturer is confirming software updates for three of its Lumia devices, namely the 610, 710 and 900. The Lumia 610 will get firmware version 1066.0000.8779.12201 which brings enhanced sensitivity for proximity sensor performance and improved sound level for alarm tone during voice calls. The Lumia 710 will receive version 1600.3031.8779.12180 with Internet sharing and flip to mute while the Lumia 900 ...

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    We just reviewed Nokia's Lumia 610, which included taking a look at the capabilities of the phone's camera. While it wasn't up to the quality of the 800 or 900, we were pleasantly surprised with how it performed (flash notwithstanding). Could the Lumia 610 be feeling a little jealousy towards its brethren, wishing it too had an eight-megapixel sensor and Carl Zeiss optics? It sure seems like that might be the case, upon the discovery that the 610 is misreporting itself as the 800 in camera EXIF data. Open up any of the sample images from our review in an image editor supporting EXIF ...

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    The Nokia Lumia 610 represents a new breed of Windows Phones, those running Windows Phone 7.5 (codenamed Tango). This version of the platform was designed by Microsoft with low specifications in mind and the Redmond-based company, together with its OEMs, like Nokia, are hoping that these low-end/budget phones will help the platform gain market share as well as enter emerging markets. Due to the lower specifications, the price-point of these devices is also on the low end, trying to compete with other similarly-priced smartphones running Android or the almost-abandoned Symbian. Windows ...

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    Windows Phone Tango is Microsoft's effort to lower the price point of devices and enter emerging markets as well as compete with low-end/budget Android devices. They manage that in partnership with OEMs by lowering the specifications of their phones. In this video we're going to take a look at Windows Phone Mango vs. Windows Phone Tango, and we're going to use a wave-one device, the LG Optimus 7, which we're going to put up against the Nokia Lumia 610, a legacy Tango phone. We're comparing day-to-day/real-life/application launch times, Internet Browsing as well as gaming, to find out ...

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    Nokia has updated its Maps application bundled with Lumia Windows Phones to version 2.o.21.304. The new version of the application is more social and it allows you, for instance, to add a photo to a place description and leave a relevant review directly from your Nokia Lumia. You can also sync your favorite places with maps.nokia.com, which makes them available online or on other platforms in case you have an account (Windows Phone, Symbian, MeeGo). You can also pin stuff to the home screen so if you have a Nokia-made Windows Phone we advise you to update your Maps client. Source: Nokia

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    Nokia introduced the Lumia 610 with the occasion of this year's MWC in Barcelona as the company's budget Windows Phone solution for emerging markets. It is also aimed at competing with low-end Android phones which are cheap in Nokia and Microsoft's joint effort to bump of the marketshare of the platform. Low specs on the Nokia Lumia 610 and a cheap price point doesn't mean build quality and materials suffer. They're excellent as you would expect from a Nokia phone. However, the screen is a low-end screen itself so don't expect your ClearBlack AMOLED one on the 610. It is powered by a ...

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    Last week, we heard about the issues 256MB RAM Windows Phone models – specifically the Lumia 610 – were having with Skype, causing Nokia to decide the diminished user experience wasn't worthwhile and blocking access to the app from the phone. There's a growing realization of just which apps aren't playing nicely with these low-RAM handsets, alongside fears that compatibility issues may be a more annoying problem than initially described. This is by no means an exhaustive survey, but in addition to Skype, videoconferencing app Tango won't run on 256MB phones, and neither will the games ...

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    3.7-inch WVGA screen, 256MB RAM, and 8GB of storage space, those are the specs of the Nokia Lumia 610 which was introduced at this year's MWC as the Finnish manufacturer's budget Windows Phone offering, though it should be even cheaper in order to compete with some low-end/mid-range/budget Android phones. If you live in the U.K. and you've got your eyes on either the cyan, magenta, white or black variants of the Lumia 610, you should prepare to welcome it in the first week of June. While there was no information made public about the contract-free (SIM-free) price, the phone should cost ...

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    We all knew that lowering the bar on Windows Phone memory requirements would mean incompatibility with some apps, but so far the consequences haven't been overly jarring. Earlier this year, Skype finally came to Windows Phone, but did so along with caveat that the app wasn't compatible with 256MB handsets. Nokia didn't like the sound of how that would affect users of its Lumia 610, and announced that it would see what it could do about that, eventually making the app available for download. About a month later, and with the 610 now launched in China, Nokia's changing its tune, and deciding ...

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